Magor Brewery Employees for Environmental Stewardship

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AB InBev’s Magor brewery in Wales recently captured the attention of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, who recognized the 400 employees for their environmental stewardship.

“We’re committed to investing in energy reduction programmes, but an equally important component of these results is the enthusiasm of our colleagues here at Magor, who have really embraced the energy reduction initiative,” says David Marshall, brewery manager, Magor

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As part of AB InBev’s dream to be the Best Beer Company in a Better World, Magor brewery has adopted an ambitious energy reduction program. In the past three years, the brewery has invested over £3.5 million in new technology. This has allowed the brewery to cut CO2 emissions by 9.6 per cent in 2011 and water consumption by 10 per cent in 2011. Improvements continue to be made and so far this year Magor brewery has saved almost 3.9 million hectoliters of water – enough to fill 154 Olympic size swimming pools.

At the Magor brewery, the 20 Energy Guardians, all volunteers who have made hundreds of water, electricity and gas-saving suggestions, have taken a real leadership role in driving change. They got the chance to meet with the Prince of Wales in their Brewhouse. His Royal Highness saw firsthand how energy reduction methods have been implemented on the brewery’s bottle lines and met with groups of family members who work at the site. He presented Cathy Tomlinson, one of the brewery’s Energy Guardians, with a special award in recognition of her work to reduce energy consumption.

Before he completed his visit, His Royal Highness was invited to taste some freshly-poured Stella Artois to personally experience the great work AB InBev employees do onsite.

“We were honoured to have His Royal Highness visit us,” said Marshall. “Our employees make an invaluable contribution to the business through their hard work and commitment. It was great to be able to showcase our brewery and its staff to The Prince of Wales and tell him more about the steps we’ve taken to reduce our environmental impact”.

Magor brewery bottles and packages some of the world’s leading beer brands including Stella Artois, Budweiser and Beck’s. The brewery produces about two million bottles, 1.8 million cans and 13,000 kegs of beer daily.

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